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August 18, 2014  •  

Monday News Roundup

Government Relations NewsLobbying

AGRP lauds lobbying reversal — Can big $$ save Ex-Im?” by Byron Tau and Adam Sneed in Politico.

There are 65 former lobbyists currently working in the Obama administration” by Philip Bump in The Washington Post.

Florida: “Firms lobbying Florida Legislature collected millions in payments during second quarter” by Jim Saunders in The Florida Times-Union.

Missouri: “When It Comes To Gifts, Lobbyists Don’t Discriminate By Party” by Chris McDaniel in St. Louis Public Radio.

At lobbying unit of Drinker Biddle & Reath, testing out a new consulting model” by Catherine Ho in The Washington Post.

Campaign Finance

Nancy Pelosi brings pols, donors to wine country” by Anna Palmer and John Bresnahan in Politico.

Arizona: “Officials: Arizona Free Enterprise Club violated election law” by The Associated Press in KTAR.

Colorado: “Citizens United movie spawns campaign finance lawsuit” in The Kansas City Star.

Florida: “Big industry behind PAC spending” by Heather Wysocki in the News-Press.

Virginia: “Big money, sharp elbows in special senate election” by The Associated Press in The Washington Post.

Wisconsin: “Scott Walker: Campaign finance reform crusader?” by Jessie Opoien in The Capital Times.


Bill would limit members of Congress in hiring family” by Corey Mitchell in the Star Tribune.

Former DARPA Chief Broke Ethics Rules, Watchdog Finds” by Charles S. Clark in Government Executive.

Media Matters founder joins watchdog CREW” by Megan R. Wilson in The Hill.

Arkansas: “Arkansas Ethics Commission to ask for more funding” by Johnathan Reaves on KASU.

Government Technology

How the Cloud is Changing Everything for Government IT” by David Raths in Government Technology.

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